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Tesla's powerful new battery, and more in the week that was

Tesla makes the world's best electric cars - but they're not content to rest on their laurels. The company just launched a powerful new battery that makes the Model S the fastest production car you can actually buy. Meanwhile, autonomous vehicle startup nuTonomy has beat Uber to the punch by …

Gay Couple Becomes First To Father Triplets With Both Of Their DNA

Same sex couple fathers triplets with DNA from both men<p>It’s quite remarkable when you think about it. Just the science alone is mind blowing. Theo …

Pregnancy

Schools aren't teaching the most important subject for kids

The note was written by a fifth-grade girl. As Mohr Lone read it, the girl's words began to fill her with joy.<p>"Ever since you left, I've been looking at my surroundings more and being careful about who I'm talking to and what I'm saying," Mohr Lone later recalled, reading the note over the phone. …

How Michelle Obama Dismantled the Sexist Case Against Hillary Clinton, Point-by-Point

Reversing decades-old criticisms of women in public.<p>It was only the first night of the Democratic National Convention, but Michelle Obama already went ahead and put a bow on it. The speech she delivered on Monday gave women nationwide the best present we could have wished for: a master class in how …

Hillary Clinton

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The human instinct on considering horrors such as those that have taken place in France and Germany in recent days is to look for a pattern, a single narrative thread that can go some way to explaining the seemingly inexplicable.<p>The bloody killing of an 86-year-old priest in Normandy invites such …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Japan's Softbank has agreed to buy UK chip designer ARM for more than $32 billion.</b> ARM, which was founded in 1990, employs more than 3,000 people.<p><b>2. A court has ruled that the US government cannot force Microsoft and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the</b> …

Antarctic Ice Melt May Be Worse Than Scientists Thought

Melting ice from one of Antarctica’s largest glaciers due to climate change could raise global sea levels by more than 2 meters (6.6 feet), according …

Global Warming

Muslim countries ban gay and transgender reps from United Nations meeting on Aids

More than 50 Muslim countries have banned gay and transgender groups from attending a United Nations conference dedicated to ending Aids.<p>African Men for Sexual Health and Rights and Ishtar Men Who Have Sex With Men were among those denied access to the meeting, which will be held next month.<p>Though …

Hell on Earth: Life Under ISIS in Libya

No medical supplies. Hardly any food. Public executions in the central square—for offenses like cursing. A new report from Human Rights Watch reveals …

Silent No More: French Women Speak Out Against Pattern Of Sexism

Politically, there's much they disagree on. But 17 prominent French women, former government ministers representing a wide range of political parties, have stepped forward to announce there's one belief they all share:<p>Sexual harassment is not OK.<p>For the past week, sexual harassment — particularly …

A New Technique That Allows Embryos to Develop Beyond Implantation Stage for first time

Embryos can develop in vitro after implantation thanks to the research carried out at Cambridge University. This means that the first 13 days after …

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces ban on transgender discrimination

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau announced legislation on Monday to protect transgender people from hate speech and discrimination, as debate rages in the United States over laws restricting their rights.<p>"Even today, despite all the obstacles we have overcome, the battles we have won, and the …

Turkey visa deal will increase risk of terrorist attacks, EU report reveals

Terrorists are more likely to attack European countries as a result of a controversial deal to allow Turkish citizens to travel across the continent without visas, EU leaders have admitted.<p>Foreign terrorists and organised criminals are “expected” to seek Turkish passports to reach continental …

'Breaking the shackles of shame': the rape survivors leading a new wave of activism

As more women are throwing down the cloak of anonymity, experts point to unprecedented trend of going public but misogynistic backlash continues<p>Tucker Reed had been seeing her new boyfriend for two weeks when he forcefully took her virginity in a drunken frenzy after a party, she later told the …

Man who choked 8-year-old girl in women’s restroom stokes alarm over transgender access

The attack by a man on an 8-year-old girl in a women’s restroom last week in a Chicago restaurant is raising alarm about opposite-sex access to …

Now open: A garden to uplift the senses

The first therapeutic garden in a public park, which comes with specially chosen blooms and water features to uplift the senses, was launched at …

Mental Health

J.K. Rowling, Emma Watson want a very important statue erected in London

LONDON — JK Rowling and Emma Watson have called on London's new Mayor Sadiq Khan to put a statue of a suffragette outside the Houses of Parliament in …

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The 30-year-old Indian woman was found by her mother. Her body had at least 30 stab wounds. Parts of her intestines had been removed using something sharp and she had a serious head injury. The law student’s lifeless body showed signs that she’d been strangled, tortured and sexually assaulted, …

China's rapidly ageing population is an economic ticking timebomb

HSBC global economist James Pomeroy argues, in the latest in a series of reports on demographics in the world's emerging markets, that while there are several major emerging economies — including Russia and many Eastern European nations — that could face big problems thanks to an ageing population, …

The rate of diabetes has more than doubled in Africa and no one is ready for it

There are now four times as many people in the world living with diabetes today than in 1980 and poor diet and a lack of exercise are largely blamed, according to a report by the World Health Organization. In Africa, the prevalence of diabetes has more than doubled in that time, which may be due to …

Diabetes

Forced to Be Fat

In Mauritania, where big is beautiful and stretch marks are sexy, young girls are brutally force-fed a diet of up to 16,000 calories a day — more than four times that of a male bodybuilder — to prepare them for marriage.<p>It sounded like summer camp. "You're going on vacation to the desert to meet …

Schoolgirls in New Zealand told to lengthen skirts to 'stop distracting male staff and pupils'

Comments by deputy principal have been criticised by students and academics<p>Teenage girls at a New Zealand high school have reportedly been told to lower their skirts to knee level so as not to “distract” male students and teachers.<p>Around 40 students in year 11 at Henderson high school in Auckland …

High School

Letter to my daughter: what is it like to be a girl in 2016?

Psychotherapist and anti-FGM campaigner shares her hopes and fears for all girls around the globe this year in a letter to her 13-year-old daughter<p>My dearest Feyrus,<p>I hope my words find you kicking ass as always. As you are now 13 I thought I’d write you a letter to explain how I see the world in …

Prince Harry Gave A Wonderfully Feminist Speech About Women's Access To Education

More of this, please.<p>During a visit to the Girls Summit in Kathmandu, Prince Harry delivered a powerful speech about women's rights and access to education.<p>He delivered the speech on March 22, the final night of an official visit to Nepal, next to Nepali president, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is the …

'Bestiality' claims by rights group against peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Almost 100 girls in Central African Republic reported they were sexually abused by international peacekeepers, and three told UN staff they were tied up, undressed, and forced to have sex with a dog by a French military commander in 2014, according to a US campaign group.<p>AIDS-Free World's Code Blue …

In Brussels, Modi asks world leaders to unite in fight against terror

People who believe in humanity should unite in the fight against terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday night, asserting that …

India

A Crack in the World’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law

The Latin American country is one of only six in the world that forbids abortion even in cases of rape and incest—but a new bill could legalize the …

Obama says fighting Islamic State is his 'No. 1 priority'

A day after terrorists' bombs ripped through Brussels, President Barack Obama declared that fighting the Islamic State was his "No. 1 priority" and pledged that the United States would pursue the jihadist group until it is destroyed.<p>"I've got a lot of things on my plate, but my top priority is to …

CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured

Classified pictures showing CIA captives bruised, blindfolded and bound raise new questions about US’s willingness to use ‘sexual humiliation’ on suspects<p>The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal.<p>Related: The CIA naked photos …